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« on: April 18, 2010 08:53:35 AM »

So making a sackboy was the main reason I started crocheting. I've bought and used several patterns to make one but I've often found that there were parts I didn't like or didn't have. So I decided to have a go and try and make my own pattern up for one and this is what I finished with...

He was crocheted using mainly sc although his hands required using hdc and dc, his head has an open mouth and some shiny black button eyes

His zip is embedded/sewn into his body, I also had to paint his zip with a silver pen, why is it no one seems to sell silver zips in Scotland that aren't 20" long?

I also used the sackboy generator to discover the finishing touches, but I seem to have messed up the details on his feet. Finally lets have a close up of his face

*Here's the pattern, any problems please let me know*

Sackboy Pattern (c) Mundy Morning 2010 (check out the annoying copyright info at bottom)

You will require

A pair of buttons for eyes (I used 15 mm shiny black buttons that you sew at the back)
A small zip ( I used a 5" one folded up, I also "painted" it using a silver pen)
A crochet hook (4mm in my case)
DK Yarn for sack colour
DK Yarn for stitching details
DK Yarn for mouth (or you could use felt)
Polyfill stuffing ( although you could use some beans/beads to weigh him down as well)

Head (The head is made in two parts, the best way to describe this is like a bin with lid)


Rnd 1 - 6 sts (I used the magic circle method but if you prefer otherwise)
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 (12)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 + sc (18)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2 + sc (27)
Rnd 5 - Inc 2 + 2sc (36)
Rnd 6 - Inc 2 + 3sc (45)
Rnd 7 - sc(45)
Rnd 8 - 16sc now ch 13, missing the 13 stitches of Rnd 7, now sc the final 16 stitches
Rnd 9 - 3sc + Dec (36)
Rnd 10-15 - sc (36)
Rnd 16 - 2sc + Dec (27)
Finish off

Top of head

Rnd 1 - 6 st
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 (12)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 + sc (18)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2 + sc (27)
Rnd 5 - sc (27)
Finish off


Rnd 1 - 6 sts
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 (12)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 (24)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2, 22sc, Inc 2 (26)
Rnd 5 - sc (26)
Finish off

Take the mouth and fold in half, it's best to sew the edge of the fold with a whip stitch to keep it folded. Sew the mouth into the hole left in the main head, attach the eyes and then stuff the main head finally attach the top, then sew the stitching details.

Body (The body is made with a hole running down the centre so that you can easily slip and sew the zip in)

Rnd 1 - 6 sts
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 + 1 (9)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 + 2 (12)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2 + 3 (15)
Rnd 5 - 14sc now ch 1 and turn essentially as you would for rows
Rnd 6-10 - Do as above, you should have a hole one stitch wide forming
Rnd 11 - 14sc and ch 1 as previous, don't turn just sc into next st this is the first st of rnd 12
Rnd 12 - 3sc + Dec (12)
Rnd 13 - 2sc + Dec (9)
Finish off

You should be able to sew the zip in now, you can either stuff the body before or after as you should still have enough space at the top. To stop the zip from moving you can either glue it shut or simply sew it shut. Sew on stitching details.

Legs (The legs are essentially like the head made in two pieces, make two pieces of each part)

Main leg

Rnd 1 - 3 sts
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 (6)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 + 1 (9)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2 + 2 (12)
Rnd 5-9 - sc (12)
Finish off


Rnd 1 - 6 sts
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 + 1 (9)
Rnd 3 - Inc 2 + 2 (12)
Finish off

Stuff the leg then attach the foot pad to the bottom, sew on details then attach to body.

Arms (This piece uses not only sc but also half double crochet, double crochet and slip stitch to create the fingers)

Rnd 1 - 3 sts
Rnd 2 - Inc 2 (6)
Rnd 3 - sc (6)
Rnd 4 - Inc 2, 4sc, Inc 2(Cool
Rnd 5-8 - sc (Cool
Rnd 9 - Inc 2 + 1 (12)
Rnd 10 - sc (12)
Rnd 11 - Inc 2 + 2 (16)

Stuff the arm now fold the seam at the bottom together, going through both layers of fabric in the 1st st do as follows

1st finger (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) ss into next st
2nd finger (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) ss into next st
3rd finger (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) ss into next st
4th finger (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) now ss up approx 2 rows and (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) then ss into a st nearby and finish off

For Sackboy's right arm do the same but finish off after the 4th finger, leave a very long tail, you can pull this through a point for where his thumb should be on the opposite side and then use the (sc,hdc,dc,hdc,sc) then ss as usual and finish off. Sew the finishing details and then then attach his arms to his body.

Any questions/problems just leave a comment and I'll see whether I can help.

Annoying copyright blurby stuff : Please do not sell any items created using this pattern, make as many as you want and feel free to share it with others so long as you link them to here or to http://miserablemonsters.blogspot.com
« Last Edit: April 19, 2010 10:46:12 AM by mundy » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 09:02:45 AM »

Adorable! I really love sack boy. You did a wonderful job =)
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010 10:44:58 AM »

Great sackboy!  I love the zipper.  How difficult would you say was it to insert the zipper?

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 10:58:45 AM »

Not really hard, I crocheted leaving a hole in the middle of his body so it was simply a case of sewing the zip as you would for any other item.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010 01:23:05 PM »

Your version is adorable!

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010 04:07:05 PM »

THIS, if anything totally makes me wanna crochet!!..(seeing as i had trouble with TWO needles..maby Il have better luck!) Would it be hard for a beginner to try?


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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010 02:11:16 AM »

Most of it is simply single crocheting in the round so it really is quite basic. The hand uses a few other stitches but again nothing really too extravagant just simply half double crochet and crochet. I'll hopefully be typing up the pattern and posting it soon
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 04:59:10 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010 05:55:59 AM »

I'll hopefully be typing up the pattern and posting it soon

Sweet!  I'll be waiting for it.  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010 12:12:47 PM »

Ohhhh Ehmmm Geee!  love him... so cute and well done.

+100 awesome points for sharing the pattern.

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